Deborah Armstrong

September Feel-Good Blog

Deborah's Diary

I haven’t posted since June, and I know I have lots of summer feel-good news to share with you. I’m feeling better, I’m getting back into the writing groove, I went on a fantastic cruise, and my grandkids are amazing.

My Health is now Feel-Good

Although I didn’t realize how long the post-op recovery would be, I can say that my feel-good returned. Although, I still have a touch of achiness. I checked the breast cancer website and spoke with my surgeon. Apparently, It may take a year or more for the achiness to disappear. My surgeon told me that radiation burns. It takes time for the affected tissue to bounce back.

My Grandkids Always Make Me Feel-Good

Of course, I have something to tell you about my grandkids. I offered to pay the two eldest for every book they read during the summer (June 1st to August 31st). Mommy ensured they hadn’t read the books, all new words and stories. The youngest, who turned four in August, read 43 books. Her brother, who turns six this month, read 70 books (some of them chapter books). They were both pleased with their accomplishments, feeling very proud of themselves. Little did they know that I would pay them one dollar per book and give them new piggy banks. The piggy banks are called ATM banks, accept bills and coins and have combination locks. Mommy will look after putting some of the money into their bank accounts.

My Writing

My writing is no longer on the back burner. I am happy to tell you that I am working on Bates. Jon Bates decided to come out of his shell and talk to me. He’s still a man of few words. However, I get the gist of what he wants in his story. Rest assured that I haven’t been sitting around twiddling my thumbs. This summer, I participated in various workshops on book marketing and writing. In fact, this month, I have three workshops or conferences to attend. There is always something new to learn.

My Holiday – 15 Days of Feel-Good

This summer, hubby and I set sail for the British Isles. For fifteen wonderful days, we sailed on the Viking Mars. We saw Shetland ponies on the Shetland Islands (of course) and visited Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. We’re not shoppers. However, we did take the time to find souvenirs. In Scotland we made sure to get scarves with the Armstrong tartan. In Wales, we bought stuffed red dragons for the grandchildren. And of course, for me, I bought a Christmas ornament and a highland coffee mug.

Hubby picked up a cough along our travels and he bought a few mini bottles of Scotch for medicinal purposes. They did the trick. Unfortunately, hubby passed the cough on to me after the medicine was finished.

The highlight of our trip was visiting the village of John O’Groats in Scotland. It is almost the northern most tip of Scotland’s mainland. Most importantly, this spot meant a lot to me because I have a picture of my grandparents when they visited Land’s End in England. Our sign points to Land’s End and their sign points to John O’Groats.

Making More Feel-Good Plans

I’ve decided to making plans. My calendar is filling up with book events to attend. I’m making a to-do list for my writing and my office work. It’s a wonderful feel-good to cross off items on the list once they are completed. Do you make to-do lists? Do you follow them?

Today’s to-do list is calling to me. It’s time to stop writing and start office work.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy reading!

Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance. In the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. In the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories. She is guaranteed to make you feel good.

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